I am very pleased to welcome V. Venkatesan to our blog. Mr. Venkatesan is a long-standing and well-known commentator on legal and judicial developments in India. He writes a widely read column in Frontline, which does not hesitate to tackle tough and controversial issues. I do hope that Mr. Venkatesan's online presence will encourage greater debate on the amazing number of constitutional and legal issues that are confronting our country today.
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